Boehner, Tea Party Groups Spar Over Federal Budget

Dec 12, 2013

Tea Party groups in southwest Ohio will hold a forum tonight to announce the four people seeking to challenge Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner in next year's primary election.

Tea Party supporters are targeting the West Chester Republican for what they call differences on fiscal policies. Bohener meanwhile is criticizing the Tea Party and other conservative groups who oppose the bi-partisan federal budget deal reached earlier this week.

Boehner say the deal would end the risk of a second federal government shutdown. Boehner says conservative groups and anyone else who favors more budget deficit reduction should support the agreement.